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Slate Gender and Society

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A feed drawing from Slate’s podcast network, including The Waves and Outward, featuring episodes that take a critical eye to the world around us, how we define ourselves, and how gender itself is defined.

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Decoder Ring: The “Sex” Scandal That Made Mae West

August 16th, 2022

46:13

In the early 1930s, Mae West’s dirty talk and hip swiveling walk made her one of the biggest movie stars in America. But before West hit the big-screen, she was prosecuted for staging not one, but two scandalous plays. …

The Waves: Live. Laugh. Lexapro.

August 11th, 2022

33:42

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Shannon Palus is joined by the managing editor of Future Tense, Mia Armstrong. This week is all about selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class of …

What Next: The Crisis of Trust That Dobbs Created

August 11th, 2022

27:49

New abortion restrictions following the repeal of Roe v. Wade have turned some reproductive care into a criminal liability. After a traumatic ectopic …

The Waves: Liz Cheney’s Mom Energy

August 4th, 2022

32:06

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior writer Christina Cauterucci and Slate books and culture columnist Laura Miller talk all things Liz …

The Waves: Cafeteria Catholics Can Support Abortion Rights

July 28th, 2022

30:44

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by staff writer Molly Olmstead to talk about the much-hyped threat …

Slow Burn - Roe v. Wade: Roe Against Wade

July 23rd, 2022

1:03:32

Harry Blackmun wasn’t Richard Nixon’s first choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court. But after Blackmun was confirmed, he got the assignment of a lifetime: writing the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade. His approach …

The Waves: The 10 Year Old Who Needed An Abortion

July 21st, 2022

36:20

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor of Jurisprudence, Nicole Lewis is joined by Susan Matthews, Slate’s executive editor and …

Slow Burn - Roe v. Wade: Women vs. Connecticut

July 20th, 2022

53:02

Soon after Ann Hill arrived at Yale Law School in 1968, she realized she was pregnant. Her options were limited: she could give birth—or get an …

What Next: The Prosecutors Stuck With Abortion Bans

July 19th, 2022

30:02

Abortion is now illegal in eight states, and more trigger laws banning the procedure are expected. The new state policies usher in an era of …

Slow Burn - Roe v. Wade: Life or Death

July 18th, 2022

55:28

Jack and Barbara Willke got their start on the Catholic speaking circuit talking about the pleasure of sex within marriage. Their daughter would …

Slow Burn - Roe v. Wade: Get Married or Go Home

July 15th, 2022

56:25

In 1970, 22-year-old Shirley Wheeler got an illegal abortion in Florida. When she refused to tell the police who performed the procedure, she was …

The Waves: Brittney Griner and the Problem With Women’s Basketball

July 14th, 2022

30:27

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth is joined by Amira Rose Davis, professor, historian, and co-host of the feminist sports podcast Burn It All Down to talk about Brittney Griner. The …

How To Orgasm

July 5th, 2022

40:37

In 2019, Brenda took a year off from their PhD program to try to feel pleasure again…with anything. Brenda has come a long way since then but there’s one thing that’s still elusive—they’ve never experienced an orgasm. …

How To Stand Up for Your Kid When Society Won’t

June 7th, 2022

35:16

Karin always thought of herself as the mom of two boys—that is, until last year when her oldest child told her they were nonbinary, meaning they …

Sponsored: How Can We Adapt to Meet Evolving Customer Expectations?

August 20th, 2021

29:50

In this special episode marking the CENTURY 21 Brand’s 50th anniversary, Kristen Meinzer talks to two leaders who embody the brand’s uniquely relentless spirit: Global Chief Marketing Officer Cara Whitley and Mary Lynn …

Sponsored: You Have My Attention with OkCupid CMO, Melissa Hobley

July 23rd, 2019

22:37

Whether you’re looking to engage new clients or find a romantic partner, it’s more important than ever to reach people in the digital space, form real connections, and develop those relationships. In Episode 2, we’re …

Katrina Adams

May 27th, 2019

40:39

What’s it like to be the president of the U.S. Tennis Association? For the season finale of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Katrina Adams, former president of the U.S. Tennis Association, about the pressures …

Madeline Bell

May 20th, 2019

37:52

What’s it like to be the president and CEO of a children’s hospital? On this episode of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Madeline Bell, president and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, about …

Sharon Brous

May 13th, 2019

46:47

What’s it like to be the senior and founding rabbi of a synagogue?On this episode of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Sharon Brous, the senior and founding Rabbi of the Los Angeles Congregation, IKAR, about …

Ai-Jen Poo

May 6th, 2019

40:38

What’s it like to be the director of the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States? On this episode of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Ai-Jen …

Sara Errington

April 29th, 2019

43:45

What’s it like to be in charge of the Syracuse Fire Department?On this episode of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Sara Errington, District Chief of Syracuse Fire Department, about when to trust science over …

Kristine Guillaume

April 22nd, 2019

40:52

What’s it like to be in charge of an Ivy League newspaper?On this episode of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Kristine Guillaume about the pressures of being the ‘first’, how to get the most out of an …

Anna Allanbrook

April 15th, 2019

47:57

What’s it like to be the longtime principal of a Brooklyn public school? On this episode of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Anna …

Virginia Johnson

April 8th, 2019

42:08

We are so excited to be back for season two of Women in Charge. This season returns with Allison Benedikt as your host and we kick off the first episode talking with Virginia Johnson, the artistic director and founding …

Introducing: Who Runs That?

November 21st, 2018

38:01

Allison Benedikt talks about what's in store for season two of Women in Charge and then chats with Seth Stevenson, host of Slate's new podcast, Who Runs That? It's a show about brands people love and the CEOs who shape …

Julia Turner

October 29th, 2018

42:25

What’s it like to be the woman who runs an online magazine and podcast network? On this episode of Women in Charge, we flip the mics and Slate’s …

Ellen Stofan

October 22nd, 2018

42:16

What’s it like to be the woman who runs one of the most visited museums in the world? Ellen Stofan talks about her path to leadership and the …

Nadja West

October 15th, 2018

35:06

What’s it like to be the woman who runs the runs the U.S. Army Medical Command? On this episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to Army …

Jen Agg

October 8th, 2018

45:37

What’s it like to be a woman who runs a small empire of restaurants? On this episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to Jen Agg, the …

Ana Mari Cauce

October 1st, 2018

37:38

What’s it like to be a woman who leads a university of 55,000 students? On this episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to Ana Mari Cauce, the …

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

September 24th, 2018

40:39

What’s it like to be a woman who’s worked at the helm of multiple Internet-based companies? On this episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to …

Aline Brosh McKenna

September 17th, 2018

43:19

What’s it like to be the woman at the helm of one of the most beloved contemporary TV comedies? On the first episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner …

Coming Sept. 17: Women in Charge

September 13th, 2018

2:31

In this new series, Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner will ask other women in charge about the nitty-gritty details of their work lives—what do they …

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